90 years of Radio Times covers

From the Christmas covers that signal the start of the festive season, to our award-winning Doctor Who issues, with cover stars ranging from the Royal Family to TV royalty...

From the Christmas covers that signal the start of the festive season, to those that herald a new series of Doctor Who (including our award-winning Vote Dalek! issue) Radio Times covers are a stalwart of British popular culture.

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They’re also a record of history – over 90 years, we’ve charted Royal announcements, wartime events and sporting achievements, and featured the biggest stars of every era. 

Many of our covers are even works of art in their own right, showcasing specially commissioned works, such as our early Art Deco numbers.

Here’s just a small sample of some of the designs that have graced the front of Radio Times during the last nine decades…

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